Mississippi Riverboat Cruise on the Becky Thatcher

The last major thing that we did during our St. Louis trip was to take a dinner cruise, on the Becky Thatcher, along the Mississippi River. Although it was raining profusely here at home in Kentucky (May 13, 2012) , we had a glorious, sunny day for our jaunt down the river.

Photo: Above, (Left): My mother at the riverboat dock Above, (Top, R) Our trusty Captain and Co-Captain, Above (Bottom, R): The talented musicians who entertained us with ragtime music.

You just wouldn’t believe the food that was provided on this dinner cruise: huge shrimp, salads of every type imaginable, prime rib, chicken cordon bleu, fruits, vegetables, and a sinful array of desserts. It’s going to take a while for me to drop the extra pounds I picked up over the course of this wonderful vacation, but at least it was totally worth it!

And, of course . . . I would be remiss if I didn’t remark on the fabulous views from the boat. Not only was the arch clearly visible, but much of the city of St. Louis, as well as all of the sights that go along with the river itself: barges, the brother boat to the Becky Thatcher (which is, of course . . . the Tom Sawyer), old manufacturing plants, beautiful bridges, etc. . . It was a lovely day, a lovely cruise, and one of the most relaxing experiences I have had in quite some time.

The end of the riverboat cruise also marked the end of our St. Louis adventure, but we all felt exhilarated by all of the wonderful things we had done and seen, so we were all ready to get back to our homes. We stopped in an out-of-the-way little spot for a bite of supper several hours into our drive home, and found this beautiful sunset (photo by my mother) . . . it was a lovely sight to behold, and a special way to end our wonderful vacation.

Last modified on: May 17th 2012.